First, the sad but obvious news. McConnell has decided he’s going to give the Democrats what they want and pretend he’s putting up a fight with a separate bill to defund executive amnesty. Reid responds by making it abundantly clear he has backhanded the chinless wonder into submission. Now, we can all be upset about it for a week or two, churn out vast quantities of prose, and then watch it all fade, or we can try something new.
How do these idiots keep getting elected? Well, they have money and when dealing with conservatives, an actual capacity to fight. Unfortunately, they also network and that is something we haven’t considered at any length. Seeing as how McConnell is causing trouble from leadership, let’s trace back how he got there and take it out on those responsible. We can start with the Establishment sellout that helped McConnell keep his job and owns all of his failures and betrayals for the next six years: Senator Rand Paul.
Here are the highlights. Rand Paul endorsed him (prior to him getting an opponent in the hopes of scaring off primary opponents), cut ads with McConnell and lent him some nose-holding staff. This helped our miserable excuse for a majority leader get him through the primaries against Matt Bevin. It kept those of us who knew what his ‘leadership’ would mean from getting rid of him because 2016 Presidential ambitions. There’s also Paul’s opinion on the tactics used by Cochran on McDaniel. But hey, it’s only networking, right? What’s an amnesty or any other disastrous policy McConnell refuses to fight in the face of some professional development?
Except it’s not just professional development. These policies are going to have deleterious effects on the people that helped Paul attain his seat in the first place. It’s why those of us who understood the importance of changing leadership were trying to make it happen, only to be screamed down by Establishment shills or overwhelmed by influence brought to bear. But we’re all supposed to just forget about that and move on, right? How about no.
Want to put a chill on Establishment networking? Spend the next two years reminding everyone of Paul’s place in McConnell’s ascent to majority leadership. McConnell’s return to the Senate is partly his work after all. All the articles the MSM got to write about how McConnell crushed the Tea Party can be hung around Paul’s neck, and everything McConnell does can and should be considered during the 2016 primaries when Paul is asking for your vote. Forget what he’s saying between elections now that the chances of anything coming of his words is next to nil. He wanted to network with McConnell, so give him the professional development until it hurts.
Politics ain’t beanbag, or at least that’s what they tell us when the shoe is on the other foot.